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Specific Learning Difficulties - Schools Information and Resources

Children with Additional Literacy Needs/Dyslexia Definitions:  What is Dyslexia?   Children learn to read and write at different speeds.  However, there are some children who experience persistent difficulties with these skills, in spite of the teaching and support they receive.  These children may have the specific…

Speech and Language Difficulties - School Information and Resources

Please take a look at the Speech and Language Therapy (SaLT)  Tool for Schools which helps staff identify children with speech and language needs. Letter to All Schools - Speech and Language Video Access [PDF 99KB] Case Studies The Communication Trust -  Working together the…

Support for Families in Need

With the cost of living on the rise, there will be people in Cumbria who are struggling, whether that's emotionally, financially or just because they need practical help to get in touch and seek support. It can be daunting to search through what is on…

Supporting Children from Birth to Reception

Some children can be identified as having additional needs when they are very young.  Staff will be required to make reasonable adjustments in order to meet their learning needs. If there are concerns about a child's development then the Early Help Process should be started.  This can…

Supporting your Child's Education

You must make sure your child gets a full-time education that meets their needs.  Click on the tiles below: Other websites useful for parents supporting their child's education: Family Lives - supporting your child at school

Tax Free Childcare

If you're a working parent with children under 12 (or under 17 for disabled children), you can open an online account to pay for registered childcare. The government will top-up the money you pay into the account. For every £8 you pay in, the government…

Things To Do...

Are you looking for things to do and don't know where to begin? Search for fun things to do in our Family Information Directory.  There are many options available in Cumbria, you can find details of the different activities by searching on the right hand side of this page.…
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